petit fourpet·it four
pl. pe′tits fours′ or pe′tit fours′
a small piece of spongecake, etc. cut in any of various shapes and decorated with icing
Origin of petit fourFr, small cake ; from petit, small + four, cake, literally , oven ; from Classical Latin furnus: see furnace
nounpl. pe·tits fours or pet·it fours
A small, square-cut, frosted and decorated piece of pound cake or sponge cake.
Origin of petit fourFrench : petit, little + four, oven.
(plural petits fours or petit fours)
- A small cake generally eaten at the end of a meal or served as part of a large buffet.